Where is the national media outcry here like with the Hyde/Roby incidents from last year? I recall breaking news all over ESPN, and outcry that Urban cannot control his players and does not discipline guys. Understand Hyde/Roby were higher profile players, but as usual, Hoke and UM get a pass.
I can't wait for Ty Isaac to get his waiver to play immediately at Michigan, because NCAA
The NCAA weighed in and provided these harsh punishments to Penn State, not because of anything the current players did, but rather the culture that existed at Penn State that allowed for these horrible actions to continue for way too long. I think the NCAA, despite "bending" their rules, were well intentioned in their actions and justifiable given the culture existing at Penn State around the football program. Although the individuals associated with the actions are no longer associated formally with the university, if the NCAA comes in and takes away these sanctions (virtually admitting they were wrong in instituting such strong sanctions), the purpose of their actions will go to the wayside.
I know a number of Penn State fans/alumni, and the culture at Penn State has not changed. Obviously, no one associated with Penn State actually believes anything that happened during the Sandusky scandal was acceptable by any means (we can joke about them being irrational, but they don't agree the "cover-up" was OK or the Sandusky actions were acceptable), but the culture of free-range to the football program still reigns strong in State College. With a strong personality at Penn State in Franklin, removing these sanctions will only encourage the Penn State community to allow Franklin (or anyone else) interested in bending or breaking rules (whether NCAA, society or legal) to do so (I am not accusing Franklin or anyone else of any rule breaking with that last comment).
Website would never let me actually purchase the tickets I selected, until the website crashed and I used the Iphone app to get 8 in a row in Section 124!
Could they be considering moving the TCU/OSU game to Jerry World? Not sure this game as much juice given it is TCU (and not Texas, A&M, etc), and not sure I'd consider playing at Jerry World neutral site for TCU, but i could see this as a pretty easy move of the game.
Looks like Peppers may be the anti-Derrick Green in how he's approached his entrance into TTUN. Good for them, they need guys like him to lead and become relevant again. Hope he is the start of TTUN making the rivalry a little more fun (not saying last year's game wasn't fun, but you know what I am saying).
Just received the pre-sale code for those who purchased last year. Happy to share in hopes of having the stadium all-buckeye again!
Pre-sale code: B1G2014
Lets be real. Of course the NFL considers skipping out on an NCAA suspension more than domestic violence. They wouldn't want to upset the people governing their very cost effective Minor League system....
Where did you get the tickets? Did not think they were on sale until August. A link would be great.
I wonder how many of the student tickets sold were the Guest tickets. I think this is the first year that OSU has allowed non-married students to purchase a corresponding ticket package for a guest (not spouses). My sister is now a grad student at OSU, and because she purchased the student season tickets, she was able to buy a season package with her tickets for me as her guest to every game (at normal face value which is still great).
I posted this on another forum, but figured it would be good here too. I agree that the 1 year ban is quite harsh, but I also seem to recall all the high (pun intended) on their horse Michigan Men always bad mouthing the "type" of players OSU recruits, while neglecting to realize their Michigan Men are exactly the same. I recall the NFL made Pryor serve some sort of suspension for his trouble with the NCAA, doubt the NBA would do the same since Silver is a lot more reasonable in his governance of the sport than Goodell is, but an interesting turn to say the least.
I agree that the 1 year ban is quite harsh, but I also seem to recall all the high (pun intended) on their horse Michigan Men always bad mouthing the "type" of players OSU recruits, while neglecting to realize their Michigan Men are exactly the same. I recall the NFL made Pryor serve some sort of suspension for his trouble with the NCAA, doubt the NBA would do the same since Silver is a lot more reasonable in his governance of the sport than Goodell is, but an interesting turn to say the least.
Can certainly say I am not disappointed we don't have to watch TNT/TBS/CBS next March for them showing this guy dancing on the sidelines every 30 seconds.
I agree. Last year's class was unique though, in that there were many outspoken players committed relatively early, and many of them went on to big camps (see The Opening) where they were with a number of other OSU commits together. Think this was very big in snagging some of our big commits later in the process (Meech, Jones, Dixon, Raekwon) because they saw the closeness of the 2014 class and saw something special. Not many classes are that outspoken and close anywhere, so I think we may have been a bit spoiled with the 2014 class. I am also hopeful we can get a great group of guys committed for 2015 in the near future to start recruiting on behalf of the coaches like last year, but either way, trust in the coaches to find the right guys either way (we just may not see the closeness and recruiting of teammates as much publicly as we did with the 2014 class).
Was anyone concerned at all (I know it was only a spring game) that many of the "big name" players were held out of the Spring game, but Devin Smith saw a lot of time on the field and did not really produce? They took a few deep shots at him, in which he was unable to create separation, but otherwise he seemed to play a good amount and be very quiet. Anyone hear anything on how he has been doing in practice? Have not seen many interviews with him this spring or much about him in general, and was very surprised he even saw the field (yet alone for most of the game) in the Spring game. Maybe an indication of work ethic/improvement issues, just speculation obviously, but would love to get some thoughts from some of you 11W folks.
I am indifferent on whether we get this guy, but am much more concerned about him going to TTUN. Reuniting with his former OC in AA would probably make sense for the guy knowing the offense and all, and I truly enjoyed seeing Gardner running around for his life (except for against us for some reason...). If he is seriously considering TTUN, then I want this guy. Otherwise, let him go to Cal and enjoy the nice weather.
With the way his recruiting has been (I in no way believe he will actually go to UNC), but maybe he is changing his name to Alex Anzalone II?
No idea why Matta does not use his "use it or lose it timeout". I don't think our ideal play is Q dribbling at the top of the key like a 3rd grader and pulling up for a contested shot. Would rather see drive and get fouled or kick it out to Q. Never understand why you don't use the TO unless you have numbers (we did not, Lenzelle was back under the Dayton hoop)...
Maybe if Gardner is beat out for the starting job (again), he can apply for another medical redshirt because of a bad back?
Obviously bias here, but I think it is a joke that Mewhort did not get first team from the coaches. He was the anchor of the best line leading the top running offense in the Big10 (if not the country), and he was flat out dominant (just doesn't have the big name).
But I thought Hand and Treadwell were locks to Michigan? I am so confused...
Any one have any idea whether the suspension is just for the games or all team activities? If Hyde is able to practice and work out with the team, I don't think it'll be too much of a loss. If he is unable to practice, gotta think he'll be rusty and potentially out of shape for Wisconsin.
If there was an option for "Any service other than ESPN", I would have selected that to be honest.